The disparity of Black women dying of breast cancer to White women is disturbing!
Black Women Are More Likely To Die Of Breast Cancer Than White Women
Via The Grio:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says black women are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women are.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American women, but the CDC’s Ileana Arias says black women have “unacceptably high” death rates. She says they have the “highest death rates from breast cancer among all racial and ethnic groups.”
Arias says many lives could be saved each year with proper screening and treatment, stressing the importance of educating black women to coverage provided by the new health care law, including mammograms without co-pays in many health plans.
Early detection is critically important, especially for women at higher risk. For Black women who have been diagnosed at the earliest stage of breast cancer when the tumor is small and localized, early diagnosis can make a difference.
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